Green chilli chicken with cashewnut – Non vegetarian starter chilli chicken recipe

Green chili chicken with cashew nut is a crispy and spicy Indian recipe. It is very popular indo-chinese dish of chicken. Using of green chilies gives the dish a spicy taste. This mouth watering recipe uses the cashew nut powder for making the dish more delight. People use bone or boneless chicken for preparing the chilli chicken. Some made it dry or some prepare in liquid form. Here we prepared a dry item that can be eaten as a starter. How to make focus not only on taste but also for a healthy food.

To taste the real flavors of this green chili chicken dish then adding correct ingredients is must. Look at our ingredients list and gather all the items and start preparing. It will take less time but once you marinate and kept on the stove then no need of standing in kitchen for continuous stirring. You can serve this tasty spicy dish to family members and gain the impression. Green chilies are added in this chilli chicken. You can also eat the green chilies along with chicken because green chilies will get fried and gives nice taste. Cashew nut powder gives the recipe a slight sweet taste. Since the onions also added in the dish you can serve it even in hot rice or chapathis or as a starter.

Everyone will order the starters when they visit the restaurant. So why can’t your family members taste this spicy green chilli chicken at home itself. Serve them with spicy starter. Here you go with the recipe.

Green chilli chicken fry with cashew nut powder

Green chilli chicken with cashewnut

green chilli chicken ingredients


  • Chicken – ½ kg
  • Cashew nuts – 20
  • Dry coconut – 2small pieces
  • Green chilies – 20
  • Red chili powder – 2tbsp
  • Salt (required)
  • Onions – 2
  • Curd – ½ cup
  • Turmeric – 1tbsp
  • Ginger – 1 big piece
  • Garlic cloves – 20
  • Lemon – 1
  • Cinnamon stick – 2
  • Cloves – 10
  • Cardamom – 3
  • Oil – ½ cup
  • White poppy seeds / gasagasalu – 2tbsp
  • Aniseed – 2
  • Coriander leaves
  • Garam masala powder

Procedure for preparing cashewnut powder

cashew nut powder

  • Take a thick bottom pan, keep it on stove.
  • Give a light flame to it. Pan gets hot.
  • Now add cashew nuts to it and fry it for 5 minutes.
  • Collect it into a jar.
  • Now in the same pan add poppy seeds also let them fry for 2 minutes.
  • Collect them also into a jar.
  • Same way fry coconut also and collect it into a jar.
  • Grind all these ingredients into a fine powder.
  • Keep this a side.

obtained cashew nut powder

How to cook chilli chicken

Step 1: Take cutter and start cutting the onions and green chilies as shown in figure.

cut the onions and chillies


Step 2: Wash the coriander leaves and keep them a side.

Step 3: Take a big bowl add washed to chicken to it.

Step 4: Now add ginger garlic paste, curd, slat, turmeric, red chili powder, garam masala and lemon.

ginger garlic paste


Step 5: Add 2tbsp of oil and start mixing the ingredients along with chicken.

Step 6: Marinate the chicken so that the flavors mix with the chicken.

Marinate the chicken


Step 7: Take a bottom pan vessel on stove and add oil to it.

Step 8: Give a medium flame to the vessel. After oil getting hot add cinnamon sticks, cardamom and cloves to the oil.

add spices


Step 9: Wait for 2 minutes let the oil absorbs the flavors of spices.

Step 10: Now add marinated chicken to the vessel. Spread completely to the vessel.

spread the chicken


Step 11: Cover the vessel with lid. Allow it to cook for 15 minutes. Don’t stir in between.

cover the lid


Step 12: Open the lid and check whether the water in the chicken disappeared or not.

fry the chicken


Step 13: Then give a light stir and again cover the lid. Cook it for 5 minutes.

Step 14: Fry the chicken till it changes the color and turns it into golden shade.

Step 15: Do it in low flame. Now add onions.

add onions


Step 16: Mix the onions in chicken and cook it for 5 minutes, so that the onions will fry.

Step 17: You can observe the change of onions color.

Step 18: Now add green chilies and cashew nut powder.

add cashewnut powder


Step 19: Mix them well. Leave it for 5 minutes and turn off the flame.

Step 20: Garnish the dish with coriander leaves.

gree chilli chicken ready


Note: After marinating the chicken if you keep that bowl in refrigerator for 2 – 3 hours then the taste will be nice.